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zanet

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    PCI Network Controller help (win98)
    « on: April 25, 2012, 05:57:11 PM »
    I have PCI Network Controller listed under "reserved device" in the device manager that is causing a resource conflict (code 15). The system can't find any drivers for it and it just reinstalls if I try to remove it and reboot.  Windows troubleshooter suggests it's a plug n play device because it has a "manual configuration" option.

    Is plug n play the same as hardware that requires usb access? If so, I only have one usb port being used (a dsl modem) and that says it's working fine. There's nothing showing in the conflicted device list on the resource tab, so I have no idea what the conflict is. The only thing I have to go on is the manufacturer is Intel. I haven't added any new hardware to this machine. Any ideas how this can be fixed?

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    Re: PCI Network Controller help (win98)
    « Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 06:21:50 PM »
    How many ethernet cards does this computer have?
    What is make & model of computer?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/189877

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      Re: PCI Network Controller help (win98)
      « Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 08:08:54 PM »
      Thanks for the quick reply and the link. The pc was custom built, so I don't know. I have no idea about the ethernet cards either. I'm a novice when it comes to computers, sorry. Having run some software I found out it has a platinix motherboard (I'm not sure if that helps any). It also said it has a sound blaster sound card and according to the article in the link you provided, they can cause conflicts. I checked the sound and vid cards in device manager and they seem to be working fine though. I was just trying to install some newer usb drivers and the instructions said I needed to remove any unknown devices before I install them for it to work right.

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        Re: PCI Network Controller help (win98)
        « Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 03:58:34 AM »
        Someone suggested there's a way to locate the "hex string" in the registry, then use the string to ID the PCI adapter on a web site. They didn't say what site provided that service though. Does anyone know of such a site? Also, if that's possible can someone tell me the directory path in the registry for PCI adapters?

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        Re: PCI Network Controller help (win98)
        « Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 06:43:39 AM »
        Why not just pull the PCI card and ID it that way ? ?

        Worst case scenario a brand new one will only cost you 10 or 15 Bucks if you can't find drivers...
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          Re: PCI Network Controller help (win98)
          « Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 10:55:22 PM »
          If I knew what it looked like and how to remove it and add a new one (if needed) I'd definitely do that. Unfortunately, I don't know much about computers.

          This is what it says in device manager:

          PCI Network Controller
          Device type: Other devices
          Manufacturer: None specified (it said Intel V.001 before I formatted the PC, but still had the same problem).
          Hardware version: 001

          Device status: Drivers not installed (code 28) (It's also said code 15 in the past)
          Driver provider: (blank)
          Driver date: (blank)
          Resources: 0000 0000 - 000FFFFF

          Under resources / manual configuration it says there's a device conflict with the graphics card (although the graphics card says it has no problems / conflicts).


          I took the PC to a repair shop and the guy said he couldn't find any network card. So either he doesn't know what he's talking about or the PC still thinks it has it installed. It even searched and "found" the hardware after the format, so it must be there.

          Thoughts and suggestions welcomed. :)

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          Re: PCI Network Controller help (win98)
          « Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 03:53:40 AM »
          If I knew what it looked like and how to remove it and add a new one (if needed) I'd definitely do that. Unfortunately, I don't know much about computers...
          You can't check the engine air filter without opening the hood.  If you don't know how, take it to a repair shop.  The computer is no different.